The following is an e-mail I received from Change.org on February 1st. If you’re interested in assisting them with stopping an anti-gay restuarant chain from being supported by student funds on campuses, please read on:
That’s why nearly 30,000 Change.org members are standing up to Chick-fil-A, the popular fast-food chicken chain with ties to some of the leading anti-gay organizations in the country, including Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.
Because of your momentum, this people-powered campaign is making national news. On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted Change.org’s petition in an article that quickly rose to the top of the newspaper’s “Most E-mailed” list. On Sunday, ABC World News Tonight covered our campaign’s role in the Chick-fil-A controversy. And yesterday, TIME magazine exposed the controversy as well.
Students at the University of New Orleans, the University of North Texas, Florida Gulf Coast University, and others are calling on their campuses to reject Chick-fil-A’s corporate values – which include supporting organizations that believe homosexuality can be “cured” and hosting conferences for activists fighting marriage equality.
If these students are going to win — and build a national student movement to kick Chick-fil-A off college campuses — your urgent support is critical. Click here to add your name and help them reach 50,000 combined Chick-fil-A petition signatures.
After sharing his action on Facebook, Rashad Davis, a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, said that students should have a say in the type of businesses their tuition dollars support:
“We have the right to choose where our money is going. Giving money to an organization that supports anti-gay networks… is the wrong thing to do. And the more we pay them, the bigger they grow.”
Now students like Rashad have the tools to do something about it. They’ve started their own Change.org petitions to build campus support, bolstered by the amazing research that activists and bloggers like Jeremy Hooper at “Good As You” have done to expose Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation.
You can super-charge these student campaigns now simply by signing your name in support. Just click the link below:
Thanks for taking action to hold Chick-fil-A accountable.
Eden and the Change.org team
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